Mildred Ricklefs

Sept. 2, 1923 — June 8, 2018


TITONKA — A funeral service for Mildred Ricklefs, 94, of Titonka was held at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Titonka. Visitation was held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Titonka. 

Mildred Ricklefs was born on Sept. 2, 1923, at rural Titonka to Ben and Emma (Rode) Franzen. Mildred received her education in a rural school nearby. She was later married to Harold Ricklefs on Sept. 1, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The couple farmed northeast of Titonka and were blessed with four children. Harold preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1976.

Mildred was involved with many various church activities. She liked sewing quilts for charities, crocheting, walking, and enjoying God’s creation, gardening and listening to Christian radio. Mildred’s faith and family were a very important part of her life. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all a special joy to her. 

On Friday, June 8, 2018, Mildred went to be with her Lord and Savior. She leaves to mourn her children, Merle and wife Betty of Woden, Keith of Sioux City, and Mark and wife Georgia of Titonka; son- in-law, Roger Giddings of Burt; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Dolores Franzen. 

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Karen Giddings; parents; brother, Lewis Franzen; and sister, Lorraine Rike. 

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Titonka was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at 


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